Police have credited the media and social media with helping lead to the arrest of a man suspected of fraud in the Taupo area.

A man suspected of committing offences against tourist accommodation providers has been arrested.

A picture of the wanted man ran in yesterday's Taupo Weekender, and a police appeal was shared on Facebook.

As a result of publicity, a member of the public spotted someone fitting the description of 44-year-old Tony Ashley Gorrie in Taupo last night.


He was quickly arrested and will appear in court today facing a number of burglary and fraud charges.

Police thanked the media and the social media community for assistance in circulating the appeal.